La Marmotta Gelateria in Annapolis Town Center

La Marmotta Gelateria is holding gelato pop-up events in Annapolis Town Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m.

La Marmotta Gelateria provides employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities. The company teaches team members how to make authentic gelato from traditional Italian recipes with locally sourced ingredients.

“I was inspired to create a business that could provide work and community for my brother and other individuals with down syndrome,” said Francesco Brown, owner of La Marmotta Gelateria, in a statement. “I also found it hard to find authentic gelato in our area. This led me to begin La Marmotta Gelateria.”

Brown’s goal is to employ individuals with disabilities and provide the entire DMV with delicious authentic gelato.

“The pop-up has been incredibly popular,” said Catherine Brady, marketing director for Annapolis Town Center, in a statement. “Our guests and residents love them, and their gelato is delicious. It is especially important to Annapolis Town Center to be able to support local businesses and the disabled community.”

In addition to the two-day-a-week events, La Marmotta Gelateria will be available at Annapolis Town Center events throughout the summer.

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Latrice Hill

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